Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the first small-scale LNG supply infrastructure of Shell Energy India at its LNG terminal at Hazira in Gujarat yesterday.
This will now augment Shell’s natural gas supply offerings in India to include supply of LNG via trucks. After virtual inauguration, Mr. Pradhan complimented Shell for their efforts in expanding the LNG infrastructure in the country.
He said that clean, affordable and reliable energy is the need of the growing population and a key priority of the Modi Government. He said that the government is committed to bring in a clean energy future while reducing the adverse impact on the environment. He said, innovative supply solutions like LNG by trucks will play a pivotal role in the development of gas markets across the country including hinterlands.
This infrastructure will also help support in the development of LNG as a clean transportation fuel. The Government of India is promoting natural gas through various policy and regulatory reforms towards making India- a gas-based economy by increasing the share of gas in India’s primary energy mix to 15 per cent.